ABCD to purchase former Sky Cap Lounge from Charles St. AME

ABCD to buy building at center of Charles Street AME bankruptcy

Worcester State University receives grant to study Latino male education outcomes

Worcester State University study will examine post-secondary outcomes for Latino males in five Massachusetts communities – Worcester, Lawrence, Boston, Springfield and Holyoke

Mayor announces results of the nation’s first-ever youth participatory budgeting initiative

Boston youth have made recommendation for spending $1 million in city funds

Documentary “Ivory Tower” questions whether the cost of higher education is worth it

In the documentary, Ivory Tower, director Andrew Rossi explores how education has been sold as part of the American Dream to a better and brighter future.

Burke High School graduate discusses stint on Libyan basketball team during uprising

Former Dorchester resident Alex Owumi speaks to gathering at Grove Hall Library about his harrowing ordeal as a member of a Libyan basketball team during the uprising that removed former dictator Muammar Quaddafi from power

Surge in child immigrants tied to Central American violence

Immigrant advocates say economic, political instability at root of increse of child immigrants being detained in U.S.

BHA officials, community members meet to discuss $300 million redevelopment plan for Whittier Street public housing development

Boston Housing Authority officials, tenants and neighbors meet to discuss the $300 million redevelopment of the Whittier Street public housing development. The federally-funded redevelopment plan includes plans to develop affordable and market-rate housing in the neighborhoods around Whittier Street.

Boston’s top black public safety officials recognized

Community members gathered with Boston’s top black public safety officials to recognize the new diversity in the command staffs of the city’s police and fire departments.

BPS move to put 7th, 8th graders on T moves forward after 7-6 City Council vote

The majority of Boston’s middle school students will no longer receive yellow school bus service, but will receive MBTA passes instead. A group of city councilors citing public safety concerns failed in a bid to block the BPS budget on ...

Minority Business Development Agency set for National Minority Enterprise Development Week 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency is targeting minority business owners and offering a boost to their bottom line by taking part in the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference 2014.

Mayor Walsh announces new federal funding to assist Boston’s homeless

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the City of Boston has received an additional $1.2 million to provide permanent and transitional housing for 60 formerly homeless individuals and families. The new award is part of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum ...

Tolman touts party endorsement, diverse support at Haley House

Many top city leaders came together to help Warren Tolman, candidate for attorney general,earn the endorsement of the Democratic State Convention in Worcester.

Martha Coakley announces Grove Hall campaign office

Attorney General Martha Coakley, candidate for governor, announced this week the opening of a new campaign office on 634 Warren St. in Grove Hall.

Setting Data Free, In the Name of Better Health

Data is often kept out of reach of those who could benefit from it the most. Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of the New York-based Health Data Consortium, said as much during his keynote speech at the second ...

Investments in Neighborhood Change Grants program was recently launched

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Boston Promise Initiative have officially launched their Investments in Neighborhood Change Grants program to aid organizations providing services in the Dudley Street area with funding from U.S. Department of Education